World Hepatitis Alliance Applauds World Health Assembly Decision on Viral Hepatitis

by Raul Bender

Switzerland, Geneva.  Friday 21st May, 2010 – The World Hepatitis Alliance has welcomed the agreement of a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on viral hepatitis by the 63rd World Health Assembly in Geneva today. 

“Today is a momentous day for the global hepatitis community” said Charles Gore, President of the World Hepatitis Alliance.  “This resolution is the result of tireless campaigning by hundreds of patient groups around the world.  The World Hepatitis Alliance looks forward to working with governments and the WHO to begin the urgent task of preventing new infections and providing much needed support for the 500 million people living with these diseases worldwide.”

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